I copy a communication I received today from the Scottish Islands Federation, formerly the Scottish Islands Network.
The Scottish Islands Network is undergoing important changes in the aftermath of the ESIN conference in Islay in November 2006. This will allow the network to develop and become a more representative body, on a par with other European islands organisations.
This is why it is changing its status from network to federation. From now on it will be called the “Scottish Islands Federation” (SIF).
SIF aims to develop a broad and inclusive membership from all Scottish Islands, and is working towards securing core funding to deliver its objectives.
To help SIF make these changes, and to ensure that the organisation meets your needs and expectations, we would like to ask you for your feedback through this questionnaire.
This will help us plan our inaugural conference which is scheduled to take place later on this year.
If you know anyone else who you think would like to comment, please pass the questionnaire on.
The questionnaire can be found on the Scottish Islands Network website at www.scottishislands.org.uk. Completed questionnaires should be returned to the email address at the bottom of this post (AL).
Thank you for your help.
The Scottish Islands Federation
Email: camille (dot) d (at) talk21 (dot) com
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NOTE: I would like to invite the newly elected Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in particular to adopt an active role in this invaluable body. Sharing information on a platform like the SIF is for the good of ALL Scottish islanders, cuts red tape and costs.